Designed by the Green Club and paid for by a YELC Grant
What is this green bin for? The green bin is used to recycle all non cardboard paper products that are not wet or stained with food.
What you need to do? You will instruct your students
and/or fellow office workers to recycle used paper products in this bin. Funds received from recycling paper products will aid our schools building program!
How do I use it?AAE staff and students alike will recycle their paper
products in the bin. Please delegate
students or teacher's assistants to dump the bin into a blue paper recycle "barrels"
(located near photocopiers building A, C, M and N).
Where does your green bin go?At the entrance/exit of your
classroom or office beside the small blue bin.
Why is it green? To represent the trees you are
saving, and to keep it separate from the blue recycle bins, which are meant for
bottles, plastic, aluminum, or glass.
What's the Difference between
the Bins? The blue bin is meant for
plastics, aluminum and glass (mainly beverage containers)
What cannot go in the green bins?
Anything that is wet!
Anything that is foil-lined
What can be recycled?
Why the AAE Recycle's
THE NEED... The AAE is committed to giving each students and family a
comprehensive and academically excellent educational opportunity.To do this with limited state and federal funding during difficult economic
times has been hard. The staff has taken pay cuts, parents and students have
chipped in and we continue to move forward.
program at the AAE requires moving forward on developing a gym, sports fields and
classrooms, including a permanent elementary campus.Raising capital funds in this climate seems
improbable at best.However, as so often
happens, a solution that we didn't expect has suddenly appeared. Mr. Dan Tate of Majestic Land Company in Hesperia and the President of the
Don Ferrarese Foundation came up with an idea an approached the AAE to put that idea into practice.
THE BIG IDEA...The AAE and most businesses rent bins from various waste management companies. Some of these bins are only used for the collection of recyclable materials.For the AAE and its three campuses, rental fees cost $10,000
annually AND the AAE is not reimbursed for the monetary value of the
materials collected. Here is where Dan Tate saw an opportunity that
would benefit both the school and the Ferrarese Foundation. Dan created a not-for-profit subsidiary company called Majestic Recyclingthat would provide free recycling bins (saving the AAE $10,000
annually), collect, sort, recycle AND return back to the AAE the full value* of the materials collected by our school community. Providing the AAE collects enough materials on a monthly basis, Majestic Recycling will be able to pay for it overhead costs AND then invest remaining income into the Ferrarese Foundation which provides Scholarships for graduating seniors. THE PROGRAM... The AAE Recycles movement is more than a fundraiser. AAE Recycles represents a small shift in our personal, family and school community culture to directly support children, our
societies most valuable resource, by encouraging everyone in our school
community to become better stewards of our planet's limited resources.
All that is required is a little "rethinking" what we do with our "trash" and the "retooling" of our actions to make "trash" a revenue source that can be used fund programs at the AAE . No additional selling or buying is required on the part of students or parents. NOW ITS YOUR TURN... To increase the amount of recycling and funding the AAE will
receive, we are asking you to get involved by routinely bringing your plastic,
aluminum, paper and cardboard to your student's campus.When
students are dropped off at the Mojave River Campus there will have students each week representing various groups and clubs to collect the materials right from the cars, or your child can
simply bring the recycling and place it one of the specially marked bins provided near each drop off.At Corwin and Thunderbird there will be
receptacles in the classrooms for students to place the recyclables in. There will also be receptacles around each
campus to collect the recyclables. If each student-family participates, it is projected that over $30,000 can be raised annually. Please consider how you can join the AAERecycles team!
For ideas and more information on how to organize a home recycling center, what can be recycled, where your items can be recycled at each campus, or to check out our growing list of AAE RecyclesFAQ's or just to ask a question or leave a comment just click on a highlighted links.
* The AAE will get the full
value of all CRVs on plastic and aluminum and 50% of the recyclable value for paper and cardboard that is collected,with the Ferrarese Foundation getting the other half.
What impact has the AAE Recycles program had on our environment?
Between September and December 2011 the AAERecycles program has...
gallons of water which is equal to what
average households use in a year
pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2, a green house gas) from being produced and from going into the going into the atmosphere
trees from being cut down to create paper products
gallons of oil (one barrel of oil = 42 US gallons)
Reduced the demand for electricity by
Kilowatt-hours (kwh) which is equal to the annually demand of
Some might think that these numbers are insignificant. That will not be case if more students and families got involved in the AAERecycles program...
Consider this poem called The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)...
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to
do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he
began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach
and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself
at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he
walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man,
and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man
was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and
throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you
not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are
starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and
threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a
difference for that one."
By participating in the AAERecycles program during the course of your son's or daughters career here, you can make a difference in their lives by being an example of good stewardship at home, by adding to and aiding the advancement of programs on campus, and by directly conserving natural resources by reusing and recycling resources rather than letting them become part of a landfill.